What to do with a downed powerline

Even though that sagging wire or broken wire on the ground isn't sparking, it can still be "live" with a deadly amount of electricity. Keep people and pets at least 25 feet away. Be careful not to come in contact with anything the wire is touching - especially standing water or metal objects like fences. Even tree limbs can conduct a dangerous amount of voltage!

Remember the rule: Stay Away and Stay Alive.
If a wire is crossing a road or driveway, avoid the area and keep others away. Do not attempt to move the wire.

Report a Downed Powerline:

Consumers Energy
Phone: 1-800-477-5050

Lansing BWL
Phone: 1-877-295-5001

DTE Energy
Phone: 1-800-477-4747


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